Helen Riess, MD, is author of the new book, The Empathy Effect: 7 Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences.Helen is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, TIME, NPR, HuffPost, and more. Dr. Riess is changing the face of medical care—and the way we connect with others in our everyday lives. She co-founded Empathetics, Inc. providing innovative empathy and interpersonal training for medical professionals. She has devoted her career to teaching and research in the art and science of the patient-doctor relationship.
John Pavlovitz is the author of the new book, Hope and Other Superpowers: A life affirming, love-defending, butt-kicking, world-saving manifesto. John is a pastor and blogger from Wake Forest, North Carolina. In the past two years his blog, Stuff That Needs To Be Said, has reached a diverse audience of millions of people throughout the world, with an average monthly readership of over a million people. His home church, North Raleigh Community Church, is a growing, nontraditional Christian community dedicated to radical hospitality, mutual respect, and diversity of doctrine.
Guy Finley is the author of the new book, Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together. Guy is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher and best-selling self-realization author. His books and audio programs have sold over 2 million copies worldwide, in 26 languages. His seminal work The Secret of Letting Go is considered a spiritual classic. Guy is the Founder and Director of Life of Learning Foundation, based in Merlin, Oregon, as well as the host of Life of Learning’s Wisdom School-an online self-study program for personal self-discovery.
Jonathan Robinson is the author of the new book, More Love, Less Conflict: a communication playbook for couples. Jonathan is a psychotherapist, best-selling author of 11 books, and a professional speaker from Northern California. He has reached over 250 million people around the world with his practical methods, and his work has been translated into 47 languages. Articles about Jonathan have appeared in USA TODAY, Newsweek, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as dozens of other publications.
Corinne Zupko, EdS, LPC, is the author of From Anxiety to Love: a radical new approach for letting go of fear and finding lasting peace. As a licensed counselor and keynote speaker, she has helped thousands of individuals through her one-on-one counseling, weekly meditation classes for corporations, and the largest virtual conference of ACIM in the world, through the organization Miracle Share International, which she cofounded. She lives in New Jersey.
Love plays a crucial role in every aspect of human existence, including sex, spirituality, society, and even the meaning of life. Dr. Armin Zadeh is the author of the new book The Forgotten Art of Love: What Love Means and Why it Matters. He is a cardiologist and professor at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Zadeh has authored more than 100 scientific articles and is an editor of scholarly books in medicine.
Shannon Kaiser is the author of the book, The Self-Love Experiment: Fifteen Principles for Becoming More Kind, Compassionate, and Accepting of Yourself. Shannon is also the author of Find Your Happy, which was featured on Pathways in 2013. She is a six-time contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul. Shannon has been named among the “top 100 women to watch in wellness” by Mind-Body-Green. She’s an international entrepreneur/life coach, travel writer, teacher, and inspirational speaker who left her job in advertising several years ago to follow her heart and become a writer.
David Richo is the author of the new book, The Five Longings: What We’ve Always Wanted—and Already Have. David is a teacher, workshop leader, and psychotherapist in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California. He combines Jungian, transpersonal, and mythic perspectives in his work. He is the author of numerous psychology/self-help best-sellers, including How to Be an Adult in Relationships …The Five Things We Cannot Change and When the Past is Present, a fascinating look at the psychological phenomenon of transference.
Mandy Len Catron is the author of the new book, How to Fall in Love with Anyone. Mandy’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Walrus, as well as literary journals and anthologies. Her TEDx talks can be found at TED.com. She writes about love and love stories at The Love Story Project (TheLoveStoryProject.ca) and she teaches English and creative writing at the University of British Columbia. Her original article “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This” was one of the most popular articles published by The New York Times in 2015.
Amy Gahran is the author of the book, Stepping off the Relationship Escalator: Uncommon Love and Life. She is a journalist, editor and writer who has lived in Boulder, Colorado for over two decades. Her journalism has appeared in CNN.com, Entrepreneur.com and many other venues. In her personal life, Amy has engaged in unconventional relationships since 2001. In 2012, she launched the blog SoloPoly.net, using the pen name Aggie Sez.